Oakley Capital Investments Limited has today been informed that Inspired (www.inspirededu.co.uk), a leading premium schools organisation in Europe, Australia, Africa and Latin America, has completed the acquisitions of the International School of Europe Group, St Louis Schooland St John's International School.
Oakley Capital Private Equity L.P. and Oakley Capital Private Equity II both hold indirect interests in Inspired via their key shareholdings in Educas (www.educasinternational.com).
The additions of ISE, St Louis and St John's will expand Inspired's global network to a total of 23 schools, providing an outstanding education to over 15,000 students. As part of Inspired's family of international schools, students and staff at these newly added schools will benefit from the support of world-leading educational experts and access to state of the art learning platforms.
The International School of Europe Group, founded in 1958 by the Formiga family, is a leading group of schools in Italy with over 1,800 local and expatriate students between the ages of 3 and 18 years old in Milan, Modena, Monza and Siena. ISE is one of the leading International Baccalaureate schools in Europe.
St Louis School is a leading day school in Milan, Italy, which provides an outstanding education to over 1,000 local and expatriate students between the ages of three and 18 years old. It has achieved an average IB result of 37 (the maximum being 45) in 2016 placing it at the top of the IB rankings in Europe.
St John's International School was founded in 1964 by the Faithful Companions of Jesus and is a leading international school in Brussels, Belgium. St. John's provides an outstanding education to 700 students between the ages of two and eighteen years, representing more than 60 nationalities.
These latest transactions mean that, since the initial platform investment in Reddam House in July 2013, OCL has indirectly invested, through its participation in Funds I and II, a total of €43m in Inspired, helping to take Inspired from 4 schools initially to 23 schools today.
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